My personal Statement on Social work

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I have always enjoyed helping others which is also the main reason why social work appeals to me. I would like to take up this course as it will help me gain a more depth knowledge by working with people who are facing problems such as abuse in families.

During my secondary school days, I participated in a scheme which involves teaching primary sixth children in passing their secondary English exams by practicing verbal conversations fluently, presenting self-written speeches with confidence, basic English skills such as grammar, spelling and tense in Hong Kong Ap Lei Chau Primary school. The scheme has taught me the importance of working as a team by allowing students to role play a debate while we act as spectators, stories and poetry reading and ways to keep the audience entertained and at the same time focuses their attention on you. From this experience, I have developed close relationships with students by understanding the difficulties and hardships they are dealing with as each individual youngster has different problems.

Recently, during a school ‘discovery week’ expedition, I traveled to Thailand with a senior school group. We visited a public school in the countryside out of Chiang Mai, where we acted as both temporary English tutors and HK ambassadors. From this incident, I have discovered the usefulness of using the body and signs as a language as we couldn’t communicate with the students as they only knew how to pronounce their names in English. This helps me to interact with the deaf and dumb people during my future job as social worker more easily as I have experience.

Recently I served as a camp prefect with Y7s to Kadoorie Farm (along with two to three teachers, the camp prefects assist the teachers in looking after and taking care of...